Kalinga Ventures in collaboration with Odisha Society of Americas (OSA) invites  middle school, high school and college going Odia’s to participate in the 2023 SSKYEA


Submit a two-page business plan in a prescribed format and pitch video by May 15th to participate in the competition.


This is an entrepreneurship competition among youth in the OSA community to encourage younger generations to possible choose entrepreneurship as a career and understand the basic of business development process/plan at an early stage through a friendly competition & mentorship. The award was initiated by Mr. Dan Mishra of Canada in 2009 and subsequently named in memory of Samik Singh by his parents Dr. & Mrs. Sujay Singh of CA.


The award has two phases: 

Phase I (Idea Submission): The Business Idea Competition is phase I of the entrepreneurship competition. There is no set format or prior business plan writing experience required. Submit a 1-page business concept describing your business idea, its market potential, and how you plan to bring it to market. 

Phase II (Presentation): Presentation before panel of judges of selected candidates from phase I.

Eligibility Requirements: The competition is only open to middle school (sixth grade and above), high school and college going youth. The submission could be by individual or group. For group submission though there is no restriction to number of members in a team, but it is recommended that a team should not constitute more than 3 persons. 


Submission:The idea submission (Phase 1) is to be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word (preferred) or Adobe PDF format to the SSKYEA coordinator. The email or a cover page should contain the business name, contact person’s name, e-mail and telephone number. .

Judge’s decision will be final.

For any questions feel free to email to